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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Contrast Paints, Necromunda, Blood Bowl made-to-order, and Horus Heresy!

Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming with next week’s pre-order. For those excited about the expansion of their paint line, you’ll be pleased.

Contrast Paints receive 25 new hues to add to your hobby table. This new round features fiery reds and oranges, icy blues, and vibrant greens and purples.

Contrast Paints

Joining them are Shades. All Shades have been reformatted to flow better into recesses decreasing the amount on flat surfaces. There are also seven new Shade paints being added to the range!

Shades

Also being released is White Scar Spray. It’s a bright white undercoat to start your model. It adds another option from the already existing cool white and creamy base from other sprays.

White Scar Spray

For Necromunda, you can get a Thatos Pattern Hab Modules Transfer Sheet.

Thatos Pattern Hab Modules Transfer Sheet

White Dwarf 478 features expanded rules for terrain in Kill Team and a new series of articles for the new edition of The Horus Heresy!

White Dwarf 478

Blood Bowl gets a trio of Made to Order. Get classic models like trophies, Chaos mutants, and Skaven mutants!

Finally Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets accessories for Dark Angels and Iron Warriors.

Black Library has one offer, the Soulslayer audiobook, Gotrek’s latest misadventures in the Mortal Realms.

 Soulslayer

Preview: Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3 (of 4)

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3 (of 4)

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Fabiana Mascolo (CA) Karen Darboe
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Lilianna brings the recently-awakened planeswalker back to Strixhaven, where her unique powers stun even the world-class magic scholars!

However, something makes Liliana uneasy about this mysterious figure, and with ancient forces circling, Liliana finds herself at the crossroads of an interplanar decision.

All the while, the scheming Master of Metal, Tezzeret, may have his own plans for the planeswalker, and her home plane…

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3 (of 4)

Conquest’s Old Dominion Wave 3 is here!

The Bone Golems

In their quest for knowledge the Dark Creed uncovered many secrets best left alone. prime among them was the fact that the very stones of Capitas were soaked with so much death and so much of Hazlia’s essence during the Fall that all they need to heed their master’s call to murder the living was a simple motivating consciousness… These massive constructs cause terror on the battlefield, their massive forms soaking unbelievable levels of damage as their massive limbs scythe through enemy formations.

Available for pre-order:
USA/Canada
EU/Rest of the World

The Bone Golems

Old Dominion: Strategos

A Strategos is the supreme commander of a Dominion Legion, a master of men who commanded the absolute loyalty of his troops, serving as their temporal and spiritual leader while on campaign. His mastery was one of strategy and diplomacy, allowing his officers, the ten Xhiliarchs who served under him to focus on logistics, tactics and the disposition of the troops. Entombed with all the pomp and ceremony one could expect, their awakening into an unlife of service is complete with misery and loss, for unlike the lesser order they not only retain their cognitive function, but memories from before. This makes them a double edged sword for those who would seek to command them: while one of the easiest and most efficient ways to secure the performance and power of an awakened Legion, the Strategoi are no unthinking minions to command. Their cognitive function and memories have allowed them to retain their personalities and with it, ambition.

Available for pre-order:
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EU/Rest of the World

Old Dominion: Strategos

Old Dominion: Optio

Second in command to the Centarchos, the lowest ranked officer minted by the Collegia of the Old Dominion, the Optio is a stern, experienced veteran whose responsibility it is than an officer’s orders be obeyed… or ignored. When the Imperial Legions were born, veteran commanders quickly realized they needed a link, a lynchpin between the professional officer corps being produced by the Colleges and the veteran legionnaires that formed the backbone of all Legions.

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Old Dominion: Optio

Thunderbirds… Go with a new Co-operative Card Game

Thunderbirds: Danger Zone

Coming this summer from Anderson Entertainment is Thunderbirds: Danger Zone – a co-operative card game for 2–6 players that can be completed in 30 to 50 minutes. Players assume the role of International Rescue operatives taking on daring rescue missions based on the original television series episodes.

To bring this new game series to life, Anderson Entertainment teamed up with award-winning games designer, Andrew Harman.

Players take turns leading as Jeff Tracy and decide how to move the mission forward – using resources gathered by the other players, preparing pods and equipment for missions, or deploying other characters as mission support. And all of this is against a countdown.

There are a variety of levels of difficulty across the episodes, from beginner missions right up to full expert level scenarios like Terror in New York City and The Impostors. These first installments all draw inspiration from the classic TV series, but future episodes could incorporate elements from the TV21 comics, audio adventures, and beyond.

The first release features seven episodes with the plan of an expansion pack later in the year.

The game is currently in production and will be available from July 2022 via The Official Gerry Anderson Store online, selected games retailers, and Amazon priced at £24.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Now Available For Pre-Registration

Snowprint Studios‘ Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus marks a significant moment for Warhammer 40,000 on mobile devices. Fight through the galactic warzone with units from eight factions. Heroes rise to the challenge in planetwide campaigns, face off against arch enemies in pitched PvP skirmishes or collaborate with fellow guild members to take down massive bosses. Beginning today, players can pre-register the game and all those who do will receive special rewards at launch later this year. 

Warhammer 40,000 Factions and Campaigns
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus will launch with EIGHT playable factions and more will be on the way in regular updates throughout the game’s development. Every army can take part and fight through a deep narrative crafted by renowned Warhammer scribe Matt Forbeck. At the start of your journey, you begin fighting with an Ultramarine squad, quickly enhanced with a fierce member of the Adepta Sororitas, to defeat the implacable Necrons. As you progress you continue to unlock squads of some of the universe’s most powerful warriors and battle through multiple parallel campaigns  

Here is a quick list of the announced playable armies: 

  • Ultramarines – Adeptus Astartes, the war-hardened, armor-clad space marines who defend the Imperium. 
  • Necrons – Awoken from their tombs, these eternal machines bring death to any who oppose them.                        
  • Black Legion – Turned to chaos by the dark gods, the Black Legion were once the best of the imperium. Now they are driven by revenge and eternal conflict. 
  • Black Templars – Space Marines on a special mission to purge the galaxy of enemies. Sometimes even the Imperium’s own are considered a threat.   
  • Orks – Bred for war by the old ones. Orks’ great joy is found in combat. Might makes right for these xenos beasts, and no one can stop them. 
  • Death Guard – The servants of the diseased god Nurgle plague the galaxy. With horrific weapons and shambling pox walkers, the galaxy will never be safe. 
  • Adepta Sororitas – The sisterhood of faith brings divine wrath to the battlefield. Miracles can happen…and the Sororitas prove it.             
  • Astra Militarum – The Emperor’s hammer never stops on the battlefield. Using firepower and intelligence to outwit superior foes and bask in victory.   

Quick and Thrilling PvP
Live PvP will be available at launch for players to battle it out. Fast paced skirmishes with no waiting time will bring players head-to-head in intense bursts of Warhammer combat. Post launch, the team has plans for massive Guild vs Guild wars that take PvP to a larger level scale. 

About Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus defines a new era of gaming on mobile devices. With 40 heroes at launch, fans can experience extensive PvE campaigns as well as quick battles with opponents in PvP. Bringing the true width of the Warhammer 40,000 universe onto mobile has remained a passionate quest for the Snowprint team. 

Players can pre-register on June 1st and prepare for conquest in the 41st millennium. Fans are invited to sign up to be notified when more Tacticus News comes out, and pre-register the game on their favorite mobile device to earn some unique rewards.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef launches Orktober 20th on PC and Consoles

Rogueside and Games Workshop have announced that the upcoming run & gun platformer Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef will now launch on October 20, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

A new and improved demo is now available via Steam as part of the Warhammer Skulls 2022 event. The enhanced demo adds a new level, unlocks the Weirdboy character class – which joins the previously available Flash Git class – and adds up to four-player local and online co-op, in addition to featuring a never before seen introductory cutscene.

An explosive new trailer showcases the bombastic hand-drawn game in action, complete with da boyz getting their mitts on loadz of shiny gubbinz, massive Ummie Knights, and a taste of the face melting heavy metal soundtrack, composed by Deon van Heerden.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is also receiving a global retail release, courtesy of ININ Games. Fans in the US can already pre-order their copy via GameStop or Amazon, more retailers (including European ones) can be found here.

Also available for pre-order are exclusive Limited and Collector’s Editions loaded with unique items that you cannot find anywhere else.

The Limited Edition includes unique cover artwork and a colorful game manual, while the Collector’s Edition is the ultimate fan package and includes the following exclusive collectibles:

  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Acrylic Diorama with 4 Ork Boyz
  • Original Soundtrack on CD
  • Shoota Metal Keychain
  • 4 Ork Boyz cardboard standees
  • Character Sticker Set
  • Double-sided Poster, A2
  • Skull Fabric Patch

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a hand-drawn 2D run and gun adventure taking you on a wild ride of dakka, gore and explosions! Krump your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime; battle Humans, Orks and Genestealer cultists; and ultimately recover your luscious hair squig from the hands of the Warboss Gutrekka!

  • Classic 2D side-scrolling goodness, filled with intense action, funny one-liners, screaming deaths and comical dialogues!
  • Choose your class, picking between four distinct characters, each with their own unique toolkit true to the Warhammer 40,000 lore.
  • Inflict chaos with an arsenal of weapons at your fingertips. Expand your armoury with up to twenty different weapons. There’s no such thing as having too much dakka!
  • Unleash your Waaagh! at the right time! Wreak carnage and rain destruction on those puny ‘umies.
  • Challenge the mightiest empire in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Become victorious, bring the planet to its knees and lead your very own Waaagh!
  • Earn hats by destroying compelling bosses, completing milestones or exchanging Teef at the Mekboy shop. Teef are collected by tearing through the story.
  • Beautiful hand-drawn scenery gives an incredible sense of depth to a side-on world.
  • Break up the action, and immerse yourselves in engaging cinematics.
  • Set foot on Luteus Prime in single-player mode, or get a party together of up to four Ork Boyz and have some fun together! Multiplayer is available both online and in local co-op.
  • Brawl it out against your rivals in an all-out epic battle to decide who is the baddest Ork in the warband! Up to four boyz can scrap it out in the arena, both online and in local PvP.
  • Get your socks rocked off with an amazing heavy metal soundtrack, composed by Deon van Heerden.
  • Yes, there will be explosions. Like, a lot of them!

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef will launch on October 20, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Focus Reveals Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

Auroch Digital and Focus Entertainment have lifted the veil on a bloody and frenetic homage to the retro shooters of yore: Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun! Announced at Games Workshop’s Skulls Showcase and in development for a 2023 release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, this single-player FPS delivers a hardcore, sprite-based experience in the boots of the ultimate war machine: a Space Marine.

Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000 fun paired with the classic FPS gameplay, style, and visuals of your favorite ‘90s retro shooters. Load up your Boltgun and plunge into action headfirst as a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.

Unleash your devastating Space Marine arsenal as you blast through sprites, pixels, and viscera in glorious, boomer shooter style. Run, jump and charge across huge levels to shoot, shred and slice the foulest heretics of the galaxy!

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is available to wishlist now on Steam.

Go Behind the Scenes of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive have released a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming third-person action game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. Revealed during the Warhammer Skulls Showcase, the video introduces Saber Chief Creative Officer Tim Willits and Creative Director Oliver Hollis-Leick, flanked by Clive Standen, who portrays the fan-favorite Captain Titus. You’ll meet the team and discover new details about this high-octane experience, in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

This teaser offers a closer look at the passion, philosophy, and people helping to bring Space Marine 2 to life. As diehard fans of the franchise themselves, the development team is committed to delivering on the community’s expectations and excitement for the game.

You’ll also see actor Clive Standen at work, sharing insights on the challenging transformation process into the iconic Captain Titus. It’s just one element of many going into capturing the scale of a massive universe constantly at war, and within it, the cold efficiency of the Space Marines.

Sign up now as a Focus member to get the latest exclusive info and upcoming special offers for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 and the whole Focus catalog.

Owlcat Games announces Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Owlcat Games has announced Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader – the first classic roleplaying game with turn-based combat in the legendary grim darkness of the far future of Warhammer 40,000, produced in close collaboration with Games Workshop to be released on PC and consoles. The World Premiere, including the first glimpse of gameplay, was announced at the Warhammer Skulls Showcase as part of the festival of video games. Players that are eager to get their hands on the early version of the game and contribute to the development can obtain exclusive Founder’s Packs that are available from Owlcat Studio’s website.

Players will take on the role of a Rogue Trader, a scion of an ancient dynasty of daring privateers, that reign over their own merchant empire and explore the fringes of Imperial space with the blessing of the Emperor Himself. Thanks to their Warrant of Trade – the Rogue Trader is endowed with privileges and power beyond imagination as well as the task of expanding the borders of the Imperium. At their disposal is a gargantuan voidship of immense strength and innumerable personnel ready to follow any undertakings of the leader. Show your subjects mercy or disdain, stay faithful to the Emperor or consort with enemies of Mankind – every decision and every act of the Rogue Trader sends ripples throughout entire star systems, changing the in-game world and those who inhabit it.

The action will unfold in the Koronus Expanse, a dangerous and unexplored region on the far frontiers of the Imperium of Man. Many explorers have fallen victim to this dangerous place and never returned.

Remarkable and sophisticated companions are one of the pillars of cRPGs and Rogue Trader is no exception. A mighty Space Marine, a mercurial Aeldari Ranger, or even a courageous Sister of Battle armed with bolter and ardent prayers are just a few of the many characters that will join the Rogue Trader during your adventures.

Fans can support the game and purchase one of the Founder’s Packs and become a part of the team behind Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Those who decide to support the developers early will gain access to the Alpha and Beta versions of the game, help the team to shape the experience with their feedback, and receive a set of unique rewards and items available only to early supporters.

Preview: Magic #15

Magic #15

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Miguel Mercado
In Shops: Jun 01, 2022
SRP: $4.99

The newly-revealed spectral planeswalker brings newfound ramifications for our trio, as well as knowledge of the extraplanar peril and political conflict unfolding in Ravnica.

With a powerful planeswalker with grand ambitions revealed as the puppet master behind it all, what are Chandra, Niko, and Garruk going to do about it?

Magic #15
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